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Photo via d.billy's flickr.

Not too long ago there was a behind the scenes glimpse of the Times Square billboards that light up the "Crossroads of the World" day in and day out. Now it looks like the old fashioned painted ads are more reliable, as AndIAmNotLying points out a glitch from last night in one electronic billboard on 8th and 42nd. Oopsy! It's a snafu that could be costing someone as much as $300K a month, and this isn't the first time it's happened.

These kinds of errors are all over the place in the city, from Metrocard machines to the old PSP billboard, not to mention the oh-so-hackable taxi computer system.